You Can Buy This Electric Mini Pickup Truck for Just $2,600

If you’re looking for the cheapest electric pickup truck money can buy, you should definitely check out this bargain on Chinese marketplace Alibaba – an all-electric mini pickup truck for just $2,600.

Manufactured in China under the obscure brand “R&Z” this nifty little electric truck sits on 12-inch wheels, has a maximum payload of 500 kilograms (1,100 lbs) and featured a 1.6 m (5’3″) long bed. Not the most impressive specs for a pickup truck, I know, but keep in mind that this costs a fraction of the price of any electric truck developed by western brands. Plus, it does offer a cozy two-person cabin, air vents (air condition costs extra), adjustable seats, seatbelts, LED headlights, radio, and metallic paint. Oh, and the 110 km (75 miles) range of its 72V and 7.2 kWh battery pack is pretty decent as well.

Last year, we featured the Changli EV, which many automotive enthusiasts called the world’s cheapest electric car, at just $930. It could also be ordered on Alibaba, and you could have it delivered to your doorstep. You can’t opt for the same delivery option for this super-cheap pickup truck, but that’s definitely not a deal-breaker. Even counting the cost of shipping to the US (probably around $1,500 – $2,000) it’s still a bargain.

This no-name mini pickup seems to be based on the Pickman truck, a Chinese model already being sold on the US market, but for a much heftier price ($10,000). This cheaper version looks pretty much identical, and has most of the Pickman’s features.


The cheap pickup has a maximum speed of 40 km/h, and its lead acid battery pack requires between 8 and 10 hours to fully charge after being completely drained. According to Electrek, the pickup’s 3 kW motor providing rear-wheel drive is geared low for torque, not speed.


While it may not be a competitor for upcoming electric trucks like the Tesla Cybertruck or the Ford F-150, this mini-truck is no joke. Just take a look at what it can do, by watching the video above. And for an electric vehicle that starts at, $2,600, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.